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    Pandemic Pivot: For Some, COVID-19 Triggers Positive Life Changes
    16.09.21
    Darryl Anderson, who had served as an advisor to the board of Mercy Ships Canada, was drawn into the organization full-time during COVID-19.
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    Irik Mallie Starts a New Journey and Makes His Mark as Chief Engineer of the Global Mercy
    08.09.21
    Irik Mallie Starts a New Journey and Makes His Mark as Chief Engineer of the Global Mercy. Learn more about Irik Mallie.
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    The Global Mercy™ Origin Story
    14.07.21
    On June 16, 2021, Mercy Ships celebrated the delivery of the Global Mercy, meaning the official handover of the vessel from the shipyard.
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    Day of the Seafarer
    21.06.21
    On June 25th Mercy Ships celebrates Day of the Seafarer, and we want to show our deep appreciation for the maritime community.
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    Medical Capacity Building in Liberia
    14.06.21
    Canadian Annick Sylvestre on secondment to Mercy Ships provides an update on Mercy Ships recent medical capacity building work in Liberia.
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    Africa Day
    10.06.21
    Celebrating Africa Day with Dr. Pierre MPel: We have to believe in Africa For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has been invited to multiple countries on the continent and worked side by side with many different African people. On Africa Day, we want to thank these nations and people for their hospitality, partnership, and
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    Sea Trials GLM
    10.05.21
    New Mercy Ship, the Global Mercy, Ready to Sail Around the Globe We are very excited to announce that our newest ship, the Global Mercy, is officially seaworthy after passing the final sea trials. This marks a major milestone for Mercy Ships and signals the approaching end of the construction process, started in 2015. Passing
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    Fistula – women’s health program
    10.05.21
    From Shame to Celebration: Mercy Ships Womens Health Program Welcoming a new baby into the family should be a time of pure joy and celebration. But for an estimated 100,000 women around the world each year, childbirth instead ended in a devastating injury. Obstetric fistula is a condition that often occurs during prolonged and obstructed
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    Leading With Compassion During COVID-19
    30.04.21
    Leading With Compassion During COVID-19 At Mercy Ships Canada, your support allows us to provide free, life-changing surgeries to those in need. While COVID-19 has physically prevented people from coming together this past year, it has not stopped communities from uniting to help transform medical care to those who need it most in this world.
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    Heroes of Healthcare: Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen Brings a New Vision to Cameroon
    27.04.21
    Heroes of Healthcare: Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen Brings a New Vision to Cameroon Through the capacity building program, Mercy Ships works together with government officials and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa and has been doing so for more than 30 years. In that time, Mercy Ships has been introduced
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    Sharing Hope Together on World Health Day
    06.04.21
    Sharing Hope Together on World Health Day On April 7, people around the world celebrate World Health Day by amplifying this years theme: building a healthier, fairer world. Its a mission that strikes a particularly resonant chord with Mercy Ships. We are founded on the belief that everyone deserves safe, timely, and affordable surgery. For more
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    Providing Medical Capacity Building Programs Through a Different Lens: Adapting to eLearning
    30.03.21
    Providing Medical Capacity Building Programs Through a Different Lens: Adapting to eLearning When 2020 began, Mercy Ships had a full slate of our regular in-country medical training programs in the pipeline. Of course, like many others around the world, we had to adapt our plans when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out early in the year.
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    “They light up when I speak French”: How learning a foreign language helps to reach out and connect
    20.03.21
    They light up when I speak French: How learning a foreign language helps to reach out and connect Bonjour! Its French Language Day, a day to reflect on the official language in most of the countries Mercy Ships visits. Lisa Benner from Castlegar, BC, during her time serving as French teacher in Guinea. Lisa grew
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    COVID-19 Safety Onboard a Mercy Ship
    11.03.21
    We had to adapt life onboard our ships to ensure we can return to Africa while protecting the health and safety of everyone onboard.
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    Lasting Impact in Action: Ly Cheick’s Story
    10.03.21
    24-year-old Guinean Ly Cheick was in the prime of life with plenty of dreams for the future. However, he noticed a bump growing in his mouth.
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    International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Courageous Caregivers Who #ChooseToChallenge
    08.03.21
    This International Womens Day were celebrating all the women who #ChooseToChallenge volunteers, donors, and caregivers.
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    Mercy Ships Canada Celebrates Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
    25.02.21
    True North Marine has selected Mercy Ships Canada as its first corporate partner for its corporate social responsibility initiative.
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    Heroes of Healthcare: Dr. Abram Wodome
    22.02.21
    Mercy Ships has worked with talented healthcare professionals across Africa, including Togos leading ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Abram Wodome.
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    French Academy of Medicine – Dr. Pierre M’Pelé and Prof. Marc Gentilini
    22.02.21
    During the January National Academy of Medicine conference, Dr. Pierre MPel was invited to present Mercy Ships's primary mission.
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    Heroes of Healthcare: Professor Raphiou Diallo
    02.02.21
    As a hero of healthcare, Professor Raphiou Diallo is a maxillofacial surgeon in Guinea with a one-of-a-kind history with Mercy Ships.
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    Self-Care is Healthcare: Mercy Ships Canada Joins the Mental Health Conversation
    26.01.21
    With a commitment to strengthening healthcare systems overseas, Mercy Ships Canada also realizes the need to strengthen self-care at home.
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    Heroes of Healthcare: Emmanuel Essah
    19.01.21
    Emmanuel Essah is a healthcare hero from Benin that has been working with Mercy Ships for over 10 years as a biomedical equipment technician.
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    Charting the Seas Ahead
    03.12.20
    COVID-19 has changed the world, but one thing has not changed: the need to strengthen healthcare systems in the worlds poorest nations.
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    Amakon Women Empowerment
    02.12.20
    In response to the pandemic, Mercy Ships Canada wants to share the inspiring stories of organizations demonstrating #SmallActsBigDifference.
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    The Gamal Dental Clinic in Guinea
    02.11.20
    In 2018, Mercy Ships agreed to renovate and equip the first floor of the Gamal Dental Clinic for the 2018-19 field service in Guinea.
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    Alain-Michel Sékula Introduced as Chair of the Board of Directors
    22.10.20
    Mercy Ships Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain-Michel Skula (former Vice-Chair) as the Chair of the Board of Directors.
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    A New Ship: Announcing the Global Mercy
    06.10.20
    The Global Mercy is the worlds largest civilian hospital ship designed to double the hope and double the healing.
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    Restoring Dignity
    05.10.20
    Childbirth should be one of lifes most joyous occasions, but it can be one of the most difficult for many women in developing nations.
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    From #FirstWorldProblems to #WorldProblemsFirst
    16.09.20
    Through #WorldProblemsFirst, we want to ignite a conversation about a world challenge: the lack of surgical healthcare in Africa.
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    A ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Hospital Ship
    04.09.20
    The Africa Mercy is a unique hospital ship with five world-class operating theatres where patients receive free life-changing surgeries.
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    Building Capacity in Mercy Ships Maritime Crew
    05.08.20
    Through the Maritime Training Program, 11 Africa Mercy crew from seven nations progressed to Ratings and Able Seafarer certifications.
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    Mercy Ships Canada Named as a Top Canadian Charity Bringing High-Impact Positive Change
    06.07.20
    Mercy Ships Canada was recently named as one of Circle Acts Absolute Top 99.5% Charities in Canada who bring high-impact positive change.
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    International Day of the Seafarer
    15.06.20
    In honour of International Day of the Seafarer, Mercy Ships Canada honours seafarers everywhere and highlights four of our marine volunteers.
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    Mercy Ships Canada Celebrates Accreditation Anniversary
    14.06.20
    In June, Mercy Ships Canada is honoured to celebrate the first anniversary of our accreditation under Imagine Canadas Standards Program.
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    Senegal Day Crew Take Action Against COVID-19
    12.05.20
    Following the departure of Mercy Ships from Senegal due to COVID-19, the day crew has formed an association to fight against the virus.
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    Seafarer’s Story
    11.05.20
    Mercy Ships Canada gratefully acknowledges the contributions seafarers are making to the global community during COVID-19.
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    Mercy Ships Canada Mandate Letter
    20.04.20
    This past year, as with all others, has been a year of change. Yet we have commitments to continue to contribute to the goals of Mercy Ships.
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    #SmallActsBigDifference
    16.04.20
    Mercy Ships Canada encourages you to use #SmallActsBigDifference to take and share small acts of mercy that can make a big difference.
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    Together, We Care: World Health Day
    01.04.20
    April 7th is World Health Day, a day set aside by the World Health Organization to reflect on the impact quality healthcare has on the world.
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    Business Continuity Response for COVID-19
    23.03.20
    To effectively deal with COVID-19, Mercy Ships Canada has taken several business continuity response actions.
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    COVID-19
    06.03.20
    Mercy Ships Canada is committed to providing complete transparency about our procedures during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Prime Minister Trudeau Acknowledges Contribution of Mercy Ships Canada Volunteers
    21.02.20
    The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, met with Mercy Ships Canadian volunteers in Dakar, Senegal to thank them for their work.
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    Thank You to All Our Partners Who Helped Transform Lives in 2019
    02.01.20
    Thank you partners who came together from around the world to transform thousands of lives in Guinea and Senegal in 2019.
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    Mercy Ships Volunteer Nurses Mentor Local Healthcare Providers in Senegal
    01.12.19
    Nurse Mentoring has started onboard the Africa Mercy for local healthcare providers, as well as in two local hospitals in Dakar, Senegal.
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    Mercy Ships Canada Appoints Darryl Anderson Managing Director
    26.11.19
    Today, we are excited to announce that the Board of Mercy Ships Canada confirmed the appointment of Darryl Anderson as Managing Director.
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    New Videos Call Canadians to Africa Mercy
    23.10.19
    Mercy Ships is looking for volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds to serve in the Senegal 2019-20 field service.
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    Mercy Ships Celebrates World Sight Day
    10.10.19
    Established by the WHO, World Sight Day is an annual day that brings global attention to vision impairment and blindness.
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    Surgeries Begin in Dakar!
    11.09.19
    On September 10, the first patients have been admitted for surgery in Dakar, Senegal, for the Mercy Ships 2019-20 field service.
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    The Africa Mercy Arrives in Senegal
    14.08.19
    The worlds largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, has docked in Dakar, Senegal for the 2019-2020 field service.
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    Interferry to Back Mercy Ships Healthcare Mission
    17.07.19
    Global trade association Interferry announced that they will endorse Mercy Ships as their charity of choice.
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    The Africa Mercy Departs Guinea
    18.06.19
    The Africa Mercy has departed Guinea after the 2018-19 field service! The ship will now undergo maintenance before setting sail for Senegal.
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    Mercy Ships Canada Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standards Program
    17.06.19
    Mercy Ships Canada is excited to announce today that it has been accredited under Imagine Canadas national Standards Program.
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    Mercy Ships Signs Agreement to Return to Sierra Leone In Future
    31.05.19
    This week, the Government of Sierra Leone renewed its partnership with Mercy Ships based on a country engagement plan for 2019-2023.
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    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
    21.05.19
    The International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is May 23, and Mercy Ships works to end obstetric fistula in the worlds poorest nations.
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    Celebrating Our 100,000th Free Surgical Procedure
    17.05.19
    Today Mercy Ships Canada celebrates a major milestone: the 100,000th free surgical procedure provided to a patient in West Africa.
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    First Lady of Guinea Visits Africa Mercy
    18.04.19
    The First Lady of Guinea, Mme. Djene Kaba Cond, and several members of cabinet recently toured the Africa Mercy in Conakry.
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    Helping Out Half a World Away
    15.04.19
    Volunteer nurse Kim Marlatt was featured in The Chatham Voice, speaking about her recent service with Mercy Ships' Ophthalmic Program.
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    Measuring Impact
    14.04.19
    First in a series exploring the effectiveness, impact and potential of Mercy Ships projects and services from the Impact Evaluation Team.
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    Introduction to Mercy Ships Course on m/v Horizon
    12.02.19
    Mercy Ships is excited to announce that the Introduction to Mercy Ships (IMS) course will take place onboard the m/v Horizon in March 2019.
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    CTV News Edmonton Reports on Local Doctors Helping Diagnose African Patients
    10.02.19
    This week, a recent report by CTV News Edmonton highlighted a team of local doctors diagnosing vulnerable Mercy Ships patients.
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    Darryl Anderson Appointed as Interim National Director of Mercy Ships Canada
    31.10.18
    We are pleased to announce that Darryl Anderson, Managing Director, Wave Point Consulting Ltd, has been appointed Interim National Director.
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    World Maritime Day Marks 40 Years of Sailing for Mercy Ships
    27.09.18
    On World Maritime Day, Mercy Ships recognizes the critical role of maritime crew in the history of the global charity.
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    HOPE Centre Renovations
    21.09.18
    The Boulbinet Health Center in Conakry was identified to serve as the HOPE Centre for Mercy Ships' 2018/2019 field service.
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    Patient Evaluation Day 2018
    29.08.18
    At Mercy Ships' first patient selection day, over 6,000 people passed through the gates of our screening location in Conakry, Guinea.
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    World’s Largest Charity Hospital Ship to Spend Ten Months in Guinea
    13.08.18
    The Africa Mercy has docked in Conakry, Guinea to spend ten months providing free life-changing healthcare to those in need.
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    The Floating Blood Bank that “Takes All Types”
    14.06.18
    Thanks to Mercy Ships' floating blood bank, Djenabou received extra blood for a life-saving surgery to remove a large tumour from her neck.
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    3 Questions to Ask About Obstetric Fistula
    06.06.18
    Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth-related injury, which often results from obstructed labour when obstetric care is inaccessible.
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    Mercy Ships on 60 Minutes
    03.06.18
    On the 2013 episode "Africa Mercy," Scott Pelley from CBS 60 Minutes and the Africa Mercy crew tell the Mercy Ships story.
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    The National Post
    22.05.18
    Mercy Ships Canada volunteer, Nurse Katelyn Martinetti, shared the Mercy Ships story on Instagram, which was featured in the National Post.
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    A Mother’s Love: Yaya’s Story
    09.05.18
    Yaya's daughter, Moonira, cant remember seeing her mother without the massive tumor that had stretched across her face for eight years.
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    The Royal College of Canadian Physicians and Surgeons
    20.03.18
    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons highlighted Dr. Sherif Emil and Dr. Etienne St-Louis through their journeys on the Africa Mercy.
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    Toronto International Boat Show
    12.01.18
    The Toronto International Boat Show started this weekend with a bang, and so did Mercy Ships Canadas Buy a Boat Save a Life campaign.
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    Biomedical Training Graduation
    19.12.17
    On December 14, Mercy Ships Canada is excited to announce that 10 technicians graduated from the Biomedical Training Program in Douala!
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    A New Reason To Smile: Fadimatou’s Story
    13.11.17
    Fadimatous cleft lip isnt the first thing youd see. But, 13 years of looking different took its toll on her confidence and self-esteem.
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    Don Stephens Visits the Africa Mercy
    13.10.17
    The Africa Mercy had a special visitor this past week, our President and Founder, Don Stephens, who founded Mercy Ships back in 1978.
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    The HOPE Centre is Now Open!
    23.08.17
    Today the Hospital Out Patient Extension (HOPE) Centre in Cameroon has officially opened its doors to patients and caregivers.
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    Gearing up to Open the Doors to the HOPE Centre
    10.08.17
    As the Africa Mercy sails to Douala, the Advance Team is working to train day workers and prepare the HOPE Centre for the ships arrival.
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    Meet our International Crew: Nate Claus
    01.03.17
    Nate Claus finished high school without a clear vision for his future. In 2007, he joined the Discipleship Training School aboard Mercy Ships.
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    This is What Not Giving Up Looks Like
    23.02.17
    Djaliou was born with a rare condition that made it difficult for him to breathe or eat which made it nearly impossible for him to grow.
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    Meet our International Crew: Harriet Gall
    21.11.16
    Australian Harriet Gall could be considered the hostess with the mostest, as Harriets background unveils a woman with many talents.
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    President Of Benin Visits The Africa Mercy
    31.10.16
    On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Mercy Ships welcomed the President of Benin, Patrice Talon, during his visit of the Africa Mercy.
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    Hope For Baby Israel
    06.10.16
    After having his cleft lip repaired on September 16th, 8-month-old baby Israel has now been discharged and is on his way to a full recovery.
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    What Does it Take to Save Someone’s Life?
    06.10.16
    Our first medical capacity building course in Benin was about protecting and saving the lives of mothers and babies through safer anesthesia.
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    Meet our International Crew: Emmanuel Essah
    23.08.16
    In 2009, Emmanuel Essah began working with Mercy Ships in his home country of Benin. Today, he works as a biomedical technician on board.
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    Meet our International Crew: Andrew Rothwell
    24.06.16
    In 2010, Andrew Rothwell joined Mercy Ships as a vehicle mechanic. Today, he serves as Mercy Ships' Operations Director.
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    Meet the Women Whose Lives You’ve Changed
    16.05.16
    Thanks to generous donors and volunteers, Mercy Ships' obstetric fistula program helped over 300 women in Madagascar from 2014-2016.
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    What is Fistula?
    21.04.16
    Obstetric fistula is a devastating pregnancy-related disability that primarily affects young women from poor backgrounds.
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    Happy National Volunteer Week
    11.04.16
    Volunteers light up the decks of the Africa Mercy with their smiles and big hearts each and every day. Thank you volunteers!
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    Meet the Incredible Cook: Danielle Andriaharilala
    06.04.16
    Danielle Andriaharilala leads a team of 11 cooks who prepare the most delicious food in Toamasina, available exclusively at the HOPE Center.
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    Meet the Crew: Orthopedic Operating Team
    15.03.16
    Since 2009, Dr. Frank and Nurse Kathleen Haydon have led Mercy Ships' orthopedic operating team aboard the Africa Mercy.
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    Saying Thanks to Joanne Thibault
    10.03.16
    Joanne Thibault has served as a crew member, Communication Writer, and Engineering Administrator during her three years on the Africa Mercy.
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    Elisabeth’s New Future
    11.01.16
    At three months old, Elisabeth, who was born with a cleft lip and palate, was screened for the Mercy Ships Infant Feeding Program.
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    The Africa Mercy to Sail to Benin in 2016
    26.11.15
    The Mercy Ships International Board has approved the deployment of the Africa Mercy to Benin for the August 2016 June 2017 field service.
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    Meet the Crew: Femi Adesanya
    20.11.15
    In 2009, Femi Adesanya joined Mercy Ships as day crew and, after serving two field services, he returned to the hospital ship full-time.
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    What is the Checklist?
    16.10.15
    The WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Surgical Safety Checklist is a simple tool that helps surgical teams improve safety in surgery.
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    How Surgery Can Fight Global Poverty
    28.09.15
    This year in Madagascar, Sambany made international news after volunteer surgeons from Mercy Ships removed a 16-pound tumor from his face.
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    Meet Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Andry
    20.08.15
    In the port city of Tamatave, Madagascar, where the Africa Mercy is docked, Dr. Randrianirina Andry is the only orthopedic surgeon.
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    Welcome Home Marlayna!
    25.06.15
    Marlayna Van Hoepen recently returned home after volunteering for three months on Mercy Ships' 2014-2015 field service in Madagascar.
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    Smiles Restored in Madagascar
    22.06.15
    In 217 days, volunteer surgeons performed 104 cleft lip and palate repairs that granted those individuals freedom to live a normal life.
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    A New View of Scars: Windy’s Story
    08.04.15
    Eleven-year-old Windy, one of our burn patients, is famous for his mischievous and utterly charming personality, and we love him!
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    What a Difference a Week Makes: Zakael’s Story
    06.04.15
    In one short week, the path of Zakaels life was changed. However, the path to reach that transformation was not a short one.
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    How the Ponseti Method is Changing Lives
    14.09.14
    Developed by Orthopedic Doctor Ignacio Ponseti, the Ponseti method has been the recipe for healing for many babies born with clubfoot.
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